Isaac Newton may have met his match. For centuries, engineers have relied on physical laws – developed by Newton and others – to understand the stresses and strains on the materials they work with. But solving those equations can be a computational slog, especially for complex materials.
MIT researchers have developed a technique to quickly determine certain properties of a material, like stress and strain, based on an image of the material showing its internal structure.
The approach could one day eliminate the need for arduous physics-based calculations, instead relying on computer vision and machine learning to generate estimates in real time. [Read more…] about New AI tool calculates materials’ stress and strain based on photos